Hatred and Forgiveness

Kobo ebook | January 22, 2011

byJulia Kristeva, Jeanine Herman

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Dividing her essays into worlds, women, psychoanalysis, religion, portraits, and writing, Julia Kristeva explores the phenomenon of hate (and our attempts to subvert, sublimate, and otherwise process the emotion) through a number of key texts and contexts. Her inquiry spans the themes, topics, and figures that have been central to her writing over the past three decades, and her paths of discovery advance the theoretical innovations that are so characteristic of her thought.

Kristeva rearticulates and extends her analysis of language, abjection, idealization, female sexuality, love, and forgiveness. She examines the "maladies of the soul," utilizing examples from her practice and the ailments of her patients (fatigue, irritability, and general malaise), and she sources the Bible and texts by Marguerite Duras, St. Teresa of Avila, Roland Barthes, Simone de Beauvoir, and Georgia O'Keefe. Kristeva balances political calamity and individual pathology, addressing internal and external catastrophes, and global and personal injuries, and she confronts the nature of depression, obliviousness, fear, and the agony of being and nothingness. Throughout she develops the idea that psychoanalysis remains key to serenity, with its turning back, looking back, investigation of the self, and refashioning of psychical damage into something useful or beautiful. Constant questioning, Kristeva contends, is essential to achieving a coming to terms.

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Dividing her essays into worlds, women, psychoanalysis, religion, portraits, and writing, Julia Kristeva explores the phenomenon of hate (and our attempts to subvert, sublimate, and otherwise process the emotion) through a number of key texts and contexts. Her inquiry spans the themes, topics, and figures that have been central to her...

Julia Kristeva is professor of linguistics at the Université de Paris VII and author of many acclaimed works and novels, including This Incredible Need to Believe, Murder in Byzantium, Strangers to Ourselves, New Maladies of the Soul, Time and Sense, Hannah Arendt, and Melanie Klein. She is the recipient of the Hannah Arendt Pr...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 22, 2011Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by Pierre-Louis Fort
I. Worlds
1. Thinking About Liberty in Dark Times
2. Secularism: "Values" at the Limits of Life
3. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and . . . Vulnerability
II. Women
4. On Parity, Again; or, Women and the Sacred
5. From Madonnas to Nudes: A Representation of Female Beauty
6. The Passion According to Motherhood
7. The War of the Sexes Since Antiquity
8. Beauvoir, Presently
9. Fatigue in the Feminine
III. Psychoanalyzing
10. The Sobbing Girl; or, On Hysterical Time
11. Healing, a Psychical Rebirth
12. From Object Love to Objectless Love
13. Desire for Law
14. Language, Sublimation, Women
15. Hatred and Forgiveness; or, From Abjection to Paranoia
16. Three Essays; or, the Victory of Polymorphous Perversion
IV. Religion
17. Atheism
18. The Triple Uprooting of Israel
19. What Is Left of Our Loves?
V. Portraits
20. The Inevitable Form
21. A Stranger
22. Writing as Strangeness and Jouissance
VI. Writing
23. The "True-Lie," Our Unassailable Contemporary
24. Murder in Byzantium; or, Why I "ship myself on a voyage" in a Novel
Notes
Notes on the Origins of the Texts
Bibliography
Index

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successful in carrying over to the English-speaking public the contemporary tonalities of Kristeva's voice.